Original author(s)Miguel de Icaza
Developer(s)The GNOME Project
Initial release31 December 2001; 22 years ago (2001-12-31)
Stable release
1.12.56[1][2] Edit this on Wikidata / 2 November 2023
Preview releaseNone [±]
Written inC
Operating systemUnix-like
PlatformGTK 3
LicenseGPL-2.0-only or GPL-3.0-only[3]

Gnumeric is a spreadsheet program that is part of the GNOME Free Software Desktop Project. Gnumeric version 1.0 was released on 31 December 2001. Gnumeric is distributed as free software under the GNU General Public License; it is intended to replace proprietary spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel. Gnumeric was created and developed by Miguel de Icaza,[4] but he has since moved on to other projects. The maintainer as of 2002 was Jody Goldberg.[5]


Gnumeric has the ability to import and export data in several file formats, including CSV, Microsoft Excel (write support for the more recent .xlsx format is incomplete[6]), Microsoft Works spreadsheets (.wks),[7] HTML, LaTeX, Lotus 1-2-3, OpenDocument and Quattro Pro; its native format is the Gnumeric file format (.gnm or .gnumeric), an XML file compressed with gzip.[8] It includes all of the spreadsheet functions of the North American edition of Microsoft Excel and many functions unique to Gnumeric.[9] Pivot tables and Visual Basic for Applications macros are not yet supported.[10]

Gnumeric's accuracy has helped it to establish a niche for statistical analysis and other scientific tasks.[11][12] For improving the accuracy of Gnumeric, the developers are cooperating with the R Project.

Gnumeric has an interface for the creation and editing of graphs different from other spreadsheet software. For editing a graph, Gnumeric displays a window where all the elements of the graph are listed. Other spreadsheet programs typically require the user to select the individual elements of the graph in the graph itself in order to edit them.

See also


  1. ^ "Gnumeric 1.12.56 aka "TBD" is now available". 2 November 2023. Retrieved 5 November 2023.
  2. ^ "GNUMERIC_1_12_56". 2 November 2023. Retrieved 5 November 2023.
  3. ^ "COPYING".
  4. ^ "The Gnumeric spreadsheet". Gnumeric. Retrieved 6 September 2010. Gnumeric has been coded mainly by Miguel de Icaza, with help from other intrepid hackers that have contributed code, bug fixes and documentation.
  5. ^ Rick Lehrbaum (11 January 2002). " interviews Gnumeric project leader Jody Goldberg". archive. Archived from the original on 7 February 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Gnumeric v1.10 manual, file formats".
  7. ^ The file formats which Gnumeric can read. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  8. ^ "Gnumeric XML File Format". The Gnumeric Manual, version 1.8. GNOME Documentation Project. November 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  9. ^ "The Gnumeirc Manual, version 1.12". Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  10. ^ "Things we plan to do in Gnumeric". Gnumeric. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  11. ^ McCullough, B. D. (4 June 2004). "Fixing Statistical Errors in Spreadsheet Software: The Cases of Gnumeric and Excel" (PDF). Computational Statistics & Data Analysis. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 April 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2010. The most recent versions given a full analysis in this report (available without charge) are Microsoft Excel XP and Gnumeric 1.1.2, and the author has more-limited data on then-new Excel 2003.
  12. ^ McCullough, B. D.; Wilson, Berry (15 June 2005). "On the accuracy of statistical procedures in Microsoft Excel 2003" (PDF). Computational Statistics & Data Analysis. 49 (4): 1244–1252. CiteSeerX doi:10.1016/j.csda.2004.06.016. ISSN 0167-9473. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2010. In this journal article, after a more complete analysis of Excel 2003, McCullough concludes that Excel 2003 is an improvement over previous versions, but not enough has been done that its use for statistical purposes can be recommended